A person charged with their first DWI offense goes from 0 to 60 when it comes to sentencing if they have a passenger under the age of 18 in the vehicle. Being able to discuss the sentencing and driver’s license consequences of having a minor in the vehicle during the initial consultation is critical to adequately preparing your client for court and helping your client navigate the collateral damage in his or her family life.
Discover conversation tips for discussing a kid in the car during an initial consult with a potential DWI client.
Understand the impact of a related misdemeanor child abuse charge and the potential for DSS to open an investigation as a result.
Listen as Jake discusses sentencing strategies for a Level 1 DWI sentence based on a minor in the vehicle.
Uncover potential hurdles the State may face in proving a passenger’s age beyond a reasonable doubt.